Last week, the
office held an editorial rotation, and the National desk got new editors, who
happened to be the two nice editors from the Sunday desk. One of them is Cool
Unfortunately, I will have a new desk in January, so I only have three weeks more to work with them. Nevertheless, I'm happy for my friends at National desk, because the new editors are truly heaven-sent. They know the issues and have great editing style.
Anyway, currently only Cool Boss handles the desk because the other boss is taking leave. All the female reporters adore Cool Boss, and below are just some excerpts of conversation happening behind the cubicle particle boards.
Him: So what's
the story today?
Him: Ok, get it
done as soon as possible. The quickest person who finish will receive a gift
Him: What's the story today?
Him: Ok, get it done ASAP so you can go to heaven
Him: I lost my iPod! Did I leave it here?
She: It wasn't iPod that you left here, but your heart
Him: You will have to report to (mention old boss' name) on Sunday, she'll stand in only for that day because it's my day off
Him: Why makes that face? I can't work everyday. I need a day off.
She: But I think you are Superman
Him: Really? Oh, thanks :)
She#1: (she#1 is a City cub reporter, walks to the cubicle of a National reporter and sees the new boss' email address on a piece of paper) Wait a minute. Why is he giving you that email address to you? It's different than what he has given to us in City desk.
She#2: Oh, really? Well, I guess it's a special email only for us in National *asks for a slap in the face, really*